I have been out of work for a little over a year now. My amazing boyfriend supports me, my mom also helps out from time to time. I didn't do anything that was stressful, I worked at a Petco. It was an amicable split, they understood my medical issues, I understood I couldn't call in sick and leave them short staffed. I keep in touch with the managers there, I know I have the option of going back once I get everything under control, if that ever happens.
Even with feeling like crap most of the time, I would like to try going back to work, and I feel horrible for leaving my boyfriend to pay everything on a home WE bought together. Sitting around the house all the time makes me pretty bummed out too.
I was recently enrolled in a Vocational Rehabilitation program here, I hope that working with them I can find a job that can accommodate me. Even if it's just a few hours a week. It's a really scary ordeal. I worry about being hired somewhere, and not being able to do it. Letting them down, my boyfriend down, and myself again.
I also want to go to college, I have no idea how I will pull that off yet. I have a few years to figure that out though, I won't have money to go until my enrollment at my Dad's reservation goes through. So I try not to worry about that.
My counselor had me go to a resource group here to start the process of applying for disability. I feel that if I do have to go on disability that that's almost like admitting defeat. I know it's not. It's just, I never even thought it would be anything I'd ever have to do in my life.
So...everything is pretty much all up in the air right now...and it sucks.
Forgot to add in how the pain as been..Since the neuro put me at 1200 tegretol and added baclofen the shocks have been better. Still always have the ache, some days way worse then others. I currently have a sinus and ear infection, I don't know if that can directly effect the TN, or if it's just so much stuff going on in my head that is making it so crappy. At this point I am pretty much just glad that all my meds make me sleep a lot, so I can escape that way.